Do Birds Play?

If you have either a dog or cat, you know they like to play.

Throw a ball for a dog and most will chase after it. Some even bring it back for more. Toss a crumpled up piece of paper for your cat and watch as it hunts it down and smacks it across the floor. 

But what about birds?  Do they play? 

Watch this compilation of videos from BirdNote and see what you think.

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  1. Diane Riffel March 16, 2018 2:13 am

    Definitely Birds play! I have 4 birds and they play! I loved watching the crows playing in the snow!


  2. kat March 15, 2018 8:29 am
  3. kat March 15, 2018 8:26 am

    What kind of bird is that black and white one? Some kind of crow?

    Remember the video of a crow repeatedly sliding down an icy roof using something like a Frisbee as a sled?

    There’s a reason toys for parakeets exist.